by Carolyn Forche
Within the phonograph, the voice
of a woman currently dead for three
decades, vocal of a guy
who will make her whatever it takes.
-The character is playing something that the lady can relate to. -She is definitely listening to something which makes her remember a thing (a man/a broken relationship) from the past. On the table, two fragile
portions of black wines,
a container wrapped in its towel.
-These three lines refers to a great act of sexual intercourse.
-The two sensitive glasses could be a metaphor to get bodies.
-Black wines will not exist. The phrase " black” could connote something adverse. It could mean that something is damaged. Since the wine beverage is inside glasses, this can mean that the act on its own is damaged. -Also, the line, " a bottle twisted in its towel” further proves that a sexual activity is going upon. The bath towel could be a metaphor for quilt, and the bottle of wine refers to the man and female. They are now made one due to act. The fact that man plus the woman encapsulate themselves in the blanket is just like the way the container is draped in its hand towel. It is that room, normally the one
we took in every single city, it really is
as I keep in mind: the bed, a block
of moonlight and pillows.
-The woman is definitely reminiscing about important specifics where she and the man did it. Structured from the lines, she can remember these details very well. She recalls the room, your bed they laid on, how the moon appeared and the cushions they utilized. This second was extremely significant to the woman. My personal fingernails, pecks of light
with your thighs.
-These two lines could refer to how the woman was hoping to get the man to do it again, the following day after the act.
The smell of the flames escape.
The wet butts of cigarettes
you crushed 1 after another.
-The collection " you crushed 1 after another” alludes that they had love-making (repeatedly) and the end, this kind of act built the woman genuinely tired. They did it quite a few times. That is why the two lines " the stink of the fire escape” and " the...